The Prophets

In the final pages of Robert Jones Jr’s The Prophets, the writer jars his readers with a simple imperative: “Do not look away.” 

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Wills, Probate and Administration Law in New South Wales (2nd edition)

Early in my career, Powell J advised me to acquire all the major texts on probate and equity practice and procedure. “Keep the current edition…

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Girl A

When touted as the thriller of the year, it pays to feature the word “girl” in the title. Think of recent crime fiction blockbusters like…

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Film review: The Father

With actors at the very top of their game, The Father is a complicated yet compelling watch

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Film review: Zack Snyder’s Justice League

A bold piece of art in spite of – maybe even because of – its own flaws. 

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Film review: Godzilla vs Kong

The blockbuster monster showdown that didn’t have to be this clumsy, and certainly not this dumb.

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Film review: Judas and the Black Messiah

A genre-bending biopic that truly captures the charisma of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton

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Film review: Nomadland

A country that has never come to terms with its own class struggle still believes in the enchantment of human perseverance.

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Summertime: Reflections on a Vanishing Future

A rescue pig mourning the loss of his lifelong companion brings easy tears in the opening pages of this haunting memoir from Australia’s deadly bushfire…

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Vida: A Woman for our Time

Journalist and biographer Jacqueline Kent has graced us with both fiction and nonfiction literary masterpieces. Her latest work is the biography of Vida Goldstein.

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